Martin Sutherland, Chief Executive Officer of De La Rue, commented:
“De La Rue has delivered a good performance this year. We are two years into our five year strategic plan and have made solid progress against our objectives to diversify the business and improve the quality of earnings. Identity Solutions and Product Authentication are both delivering good growth and are underpinned by the resilience of our Currency business.
“Our investment in product management and R&D has seen us introduce six new products into our pipeline, including DLR Analytics, a software solution to help central banks manage their cash cycle requirements. We are already piloting with 26 countries at launch.
“In January, we completed our first acquisition in 14 years. DuPont Authentication is a business with a strong intellectual property portfolio, global blue-chip customers and a committed and experienced workforce. This transaction further strengthens our position in the strategically important and growing product authentication market.
“With continuing good momentum in delivering our 2020 strategic plan and a strong 12 month order book of £387m, I am confident that we will deliver on our expectations for the year.”